Bidders Come 'A-Whistlin' for Landscape

Topping about 225 lots on offer in Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers’ June 20 spring gallery auction was an American School oil on panel Mediterranean landscape that had been consigned from a St Louis estate and sold to an American private collector for $13,200. Signed “Whistler” indistinctly, the house sought the opinion of various art experts, who couldn’t agree on a definitive artist attribution and the decision was made to offer the painting with a reasonable estimate of $350/700 and let the picture find its level on the market.

Originally published Antiques & The Arts Weekly, June 30, 2020